Since installing Windows 7 I cannot see my External USB Hard Drive as external device. It is a PRO 1

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  1. Charles Koui

    Charles Koui New Member

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    Hi

    I have tried to seek a solution without success so I am hoping that someone can help.

    Since installing Windows 7 I cannot see my External USB Hard Drive as external device. It is a PRO 1TB [FONT=inherit !important][FONT=inherit !important]External [/FONT][FONT=inherit !important]Hard [/FONT][FONT=inherit !important]Drive[/FONT][/FONT] .

    In Control Panel / Devices and Printers I can see it under Devices

    USB to Serial - ATA Bridge but I can not read it

    When i execute usbdrive v.1 47, i can see my external Hard drive as WDC WD3200BEVT-22ZCT0 [FONT=inherit !important][FONT=inherit !important]ATA [/FONT][FONT=inherit !important]Device[/FONT][/FONT]

    In Disk manage, i see it as Part of my system but not allocated. if i format, i gona loose my data.

    So frustrated. any suggestions are most welcome.

    Cheers
     
  2. Pauli

    Pauli Extraordinary Member
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    The basic thing is to give it a name, not C, because that's the Windows presumption for the system disk, nor D because that's the basic for your major CD / DVD, but anything else... it may solve the problem. Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools\Computer Management\Storage\Disk Management, and name the disk.

    Hope this helps. :)
     

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